Art & Copy
Art & Copy (2009)

"Art & Copy" is a powerful film about advertising and inspiration It reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time -- people who've profoundly impacted our culture, yet are… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 4, 2010
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Art & Copy doesn't probe deeply enough, or think critically enough about its subject.

Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Pray inserts facts that are eye-popping (the food industry spends $34 billion annually on ads) and alarming (every year, the average child sees 20,000 TV commercials).

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

An entertaining but also oddly naive documentary about American advertising.

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Doug Pray asked them what it was like to change the world on behalf of someone else's product

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Peter Schilling
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Art & Copy offers an intriguing -- some might say frightening -- glimpse into the world that has prompted a generation of Americans to religiously tune into the Super Bowl just to watch those short movies that sell product.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

When all is said and done, Art & Copy is little more than an ad for advertising.

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Andy Klein
Christian Science Monitor

Even without the nostalgic aspects, Art & Copy is thoroughly entertaining. But the film ends up being an advertisement for advertising. It's hard not to wonder if we're being sold a bill of goods.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

They are the giants of modern advertising, and they have some alluring tales to tell.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Occasionally Art & Copy becomes an advertisement for advertising -- some of the talking heads are a little self-congratulatory -- but it offers plenty of food for thought. And makes it taste good, too.

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Cathleen Roundtree
Boxoffice Magazine

Art & Copy possesses enough classy artistry, hip invention, and big-idea philosophy to launch itself into the documentary stratosphere--where it belongs.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
A bit dry, and a bit inside, but this is a film for ad geeks that focuses on advertising since the big change: the day that art directors and copy writers… More
Byron Brubaker
This doc turns its camera, early in its run time, on a young man who's family has worked putting up highway billboards for several generations. He admits… More
Matt Spencer
Interesting look at advertisement, messages. Not so much design, but more about the story behind it and how they thought outside the box to develop an… More

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